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10 Trending in ‘09

16 Business Profile

14 Happenings in 09

Relying on donations and attendance revenue, the San Antonio Zoo has had to find creative ways to fundraise during the COVID-19 crisis.

20 On the Market

18 Meet Your Neighbors

43 Church Directory

The Mazurek family is breaking ground on a new home in what is part of the original Terrell Hills Farm.

22 Neighborhood News 30 School News

44 09 Eats 48 Police Blotter 50 Vintage View


36 Ask Roxie

Are our pets thriving or are they tired of having us at home with them all day?

24 Social Distancing in 09 39 Graduation Gifts



Publisher J. MICHAEL GAFFNEY Editor SUSAN THORNTON Contributors

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Editor’s Letter

May Welcome to our “Social Distancing in 09” issue. Life has really changed for us in the last two months. Streets and parking lots have been empty, restaurants and stores have been closed and people are now wearing masks in public places. Some have been directly affected having contracted the coronavirus, others have lost loved ones. Someone near and dear to me put it best when she said, “we’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.” Thanks to technology and creativity, people have found ways not only to function, but to have fun ways trying. Kids and families have more opportunities to do things they didn’t have time to do before. That part has truly been a blessing! But the question on everyone’s mind is “what will our ‘new normal’ look like?” Our Business Profile spotlights our very own San Antonio Zoo. The zoo closure has caused a true hardship. Relying solely on admission and donations, they have had to find creative ways to raise funds to care for the animals. They need help. At press time, Governor Abbott announced Phase 1 of re-opening our state. That means that our stores and restaurants will be allowed to open up to 25% capacity. Please shop local and support the people whose businesses make 78209 a wonderful place to live. A special reminder to dads. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and will look a little different this year. You may or may not be able to take your wife out to lunch and your kids won’t be bringing home any handmade gifts from school. It’s on you to help make it happen! Slowly but surely, we’ll be able to leave our homes and gather together again. As for me, the first thing I’m going to do is hug the people I love. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there!


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Trending Business Profile

Zoo Gets Creative with Revenue During Pandemic

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or more than 100 years, San Antonio Zoo has been offering people an opportunity to get up close with more than 750 species of animals. It also runs a preschool, conservation efforts, and just brought the Kiddie Park onto its premises – and it does this all solely on donations and ticket revenues.


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Family Projects

Graduation Gifts

Parents are working hard to find creative ways for their kids to fill their time while they are at home. There are so many easy projects that parents and kids can do together.

Although there will be no formal graduations held this spring, students have still worked hard and earned their diplomas. With that comes the graduation gifts!



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Retailers were given the ok to reopen their stores to 25% capacity at the end of April. Prior to that they could only offer curbside pickup.


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A Woodridge Elementary student waves at her teacher from her front porch as a parade of Woodridge teachers and staff make their way through their student’s Alamo Heights neighborhood.

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Happenings In ‘09

COVID-19 Keeps Shoppers Home as Centers Are Shut Down BY RON EISENBERG

Parking lots all through 78209 have been virtually empty since March 25 when many businesses were ordered closed by the City of San Antonio to help fight COVID-19. All businesses deemed non-essential had to close their doors to the public. Usually bustling centers like The Collection, Quarry Village and Arcadia Grove Center have been quiet and empty. A few retailers were able to jump into action allowing patrons to order off of their websites and have items shipped to their homes. Most had to simply close their doors, resulting in hundreds of furloughed employees. Restaurants that were equipped were allowed to remain open for curbside pick-up and delivery only. On April 27, at the time 78209 went to press, many stores reopened for curbside pick-up. While this will be helpful to business owners, it still will not make up for lost revenue. There has been no indication when stores will be able to be open to the public again, but we know that even that will look different as the mandatory mask order went into effect on Monday, April 20 requiring anyone over the age of 10 to wear a face mask while in a public place.

Area Restaurants Reinvent Business Model All of our 09 restaurants have had to close their dining areas due to COVID-19. They have had to get creative and make adjustments to still be able to do as much business as possible through call in or online orders and curbside pick-ups and delivery. When we asked Beto’s owner Greg Bickerstaff what’s happening at Beto’s on Broadway, he gave us an update on the popular restaurant. On-line ordering is a first for us. Another first, we are available via Favor for home delivery. Bickerstaff’s other property on Broadway, Rebar, has been closed since March 19. He was pleased to share with 78209 Magazine, “We did get funding through the PPP program and are able to pay all our employees at Betos and Rebar since Monday April 20, thanks to Frost Bank. The PPP funding is for 8 weeks. “We have 90% participation from employees. And I’m pleased to say nearly all want to come back as soon as we open Rebar and fully open Beto’s. “Bickerstaff said, “I’m stressed because of the unknown. But, thankful to live in a country that is able to help small businesses in a crisis like this. Not knowing when this will end and then what happens as to operations and what our world will look like is troublesome.” As with so many other restaurant owners, Bickerstaff is wondering how this will all play out and what the future holds. What is the new normal going to look like? There are so many unanswered questions. 14 MAY 2020 | 78209magazine.com

Grand Champion Corgi Lives in 78209 Not many of us know the top five Corgi in the United States lives in 78209. Ruby rules the roost in the Jennifer and Jonathan Delmer residence on Pike Rd., when she’s not on the road traveling to dog shows. Delmer told 78209 Magazine, “She’s my baby girl. She’s two and a half. We had our first Pembroke Corgi about 10 years ago. Ruby is number four. When John and I first got married, we only had a small vehicle so we needed a small dog to ride with us when we went to the farm in Comfort. “That first dog was a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and I immediately fell in love with the dog and the breed. When we got Ruby a couple of years ago, I decided to show again. . “Last summer I connected with Michael Shepherd, one of the best handlers in the country. He is a master at showing dogs. Ruby became a champion and then a grand champion almost immediately. She got best of breed 12 times in 2019. And, prior to COVID-19, the virus, Michael pointed her to several big shows in 2020. “We hope to show her this summer – after the virus clears.”

Twin Liquors Launches Delivery Service Now you can have beer, wine and spirits delivered to your door. Twin Liquors, Central Texas’ fine wine and spirits retailer launched a delivery service in Alamo Heights on April 16. To shop with them you can go directly to their website or their Twin Liquors app. You must be 21+ to shop and order online, receive delivery or pick up in the store. All deliveries require in person verification of a legal photo ID at point of delivery. Online store hours are Monday- Saturday, 11:00am-7:00pm.

Business Profile

Zoo Gets Creative with Revenue During Pandemic BY CHRISTIE CUTHBERT PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL RENDON


or more than 100 years, San Antonio Zoo has been offering people an opportunity to get up close with more than 750 species of animals. It also runs a preschool, conservation efforts, and just brought the Kiddie Park onto its premises – and it does this all solely on donations and ticket revenues.

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We’ve raised $300,000 so far in donations, but with it costing a half a million a week to run the zoo, we’re nowhere near covering everything right now. “We’re 100 percent completely a non-profit,” CEO Tim Morrow said. “Other zoo’s often get millions of dollars from their city’s budget to run things, but we rely solely on our attendance revenue and donations.” San Antonio Zoo typically sees more than 1.2 million visitors a year, with spring break and the summer months being their busiest times. But with the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to spread just before the school break in March, attendance has completely halted, forcing the zoo to get creative with keeping things afloat financially. “Our staff here is all about fun, and we’re trying our best to bring that to our social media platforms,” Morrow said. “We’ve been posting five to seven times a day, doing yoga in the mornings in front of the animals, animal care chats, and more.” To run the zoo cost roughly $500,000 per week, and to make up for some of the lost revenue, the non-profit has created some fun ways to engage with the public from afar while also raising funds. During Easter time, the zoo created baskets for sale that included zoo coffee mugs, plush animals, and more. For anyone looking for the perfect gift for an animal lover in the family, they’re also assembling “adopt an animal” baskets, and are already working on Mother’s Day. “The baskets are a really cute gift to give and have been very popular,” Morrow said. “The ones for Mother’s Day

may include something that a child would want to give their mom like a plush animal, and then maybe something the mom really wants like a bottle of wine.” In February, before the pandemic, the zoo saw great success with its online campaign where for a donation, you could name a cockroach after someone. Their post went viral on social media, with inquires and donations coming from all over the world, raising more than $50,000. “We’re known on social media for being fun, and we’re just trying to keep that going,” Morrow said. “We’ve raised $300,000 so far in donations, but with it costing a half a million a week to run the zoo, we’re nowhere near covering everything right now.” Since the zoo is closed, and a lot of its usual donors are in the oil industry, which has been hit by the pandemic’s economic downturn, Morrow is hopeful his team’s creativity online will keep the animals in the minds of those looking to help during this difficult time. He’s also hopeful the zoo will be able to reopen soon with social distancing precautions in place. “I’m an optimist and wake up each morning feeling like we’re one day closer to reopening,” Morrow said. “We have a team in place right now trying to consider everything it will take to make that happen.” To donate to the zoo and find their social media account links, log onto www.sazoo.org 78209magazine.com | MAY 2020 17

Meet Your Neighbors


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ince 2014, the Mazurek family has called 78209 home. Chance, 38, Kendall, 36, and their two kids, Logan, 8, and Penn, 6, spent the first six years living in and restoring a home built in 1933, and in the next year, they’ll break ground on new construction in Terrell Hills.

“The lot was part of the original Terrell Hills Farm, and the home on it was over 100 years old,” Kendall said. “We originally had hoped to keep and use some part of it, but we’re unfortunately not able to. We love the look of a traditional southern home.” Throughout the next year, Kendall will handle the property management and design of their future home and is excited about all the details. “I absolutely love all the fun of picking everything out,” she said. Just like choosing their new home lot, the Mazureks also put a lot of thought into making 78209 their home when they came down for Chance’s job. “To us, there’s no other place to live in San Antonio,” Chance said. “This is where it’s at. The neighborhoods, the schools, the people; it’s a tight-knit community.” Both raised in North Central Texas, Kendall and Chance loved the small town feel 09 has and were even more impressed as their children began attending St. David’s Episcopal School for preschool. “We are members at St. David’s, and we attribute a lot of our children’s academic successes now to their experiences there,” Chance said. “Our daughter is now in the Spanish Immersion program at Cambridge School, and our son will follow in her footsteps next year.” A lawyer by trade and an avid endurance sports enthusiast by the weekend, Chance has thoroughly enjoyed watching his children achieve in school and sports. In the past, he’s compet-

ed in a full Iron Man competition and still takes part in triathlons. “One of the things I’m most proud of as a father is her (Logan) leadership awards, and she’s also involved in athletics as well,” Chance said. “As a dad, I have the best of both worlds. She can be a girly girl, but can also turn it on and become very competitive on the sports side. She’s strong academically but also has fun with the sports.” Skiing, snowboarding, and water sports often take precedent with regard to vacations as well. Every spring and holiday break, the Mazurek family can be found most likely hitting the slopes in Colorado, and summers are a time for the beach. “We absolutely love to travel,” Chance said. We try to get away every summer.” When the Mazurek’s aren’t busy with work and sports, they are actively engaged with philanthropic causes, sitting on many boards and committees throughout San Antonio. “I think it’s important not just to give your money, but your time as well,” Kendall said. “Chance and I really try to work with a bunch of different charities to have a well-rounded impact in the community.” Living in a community where giving back is a strong theme means a lot to the Mazureks, and they’re thankful for the wonderful people they’ve met along the way. “Given the fact that we don’t have family here, our friends have become our family, and we’re so grateful for that,” Kendall said. “We lean on them a lot.”

Chance and I really try to work with a bunch of different charities to have a well-rounded impact in the community.

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Realtor Spotlight ®

On The Market On The Market

March Home Sales 78209 Home Sales

The following are home sales for Alamo

The following areNorth homeEast sales Heights ISD and ISDfor in Alamo Heights ISD and North East ISD in ZIP code 78209 for March. ZIP codeSan 78209 for February. Source: Antonio Board of REALTORS® Source: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® 78209: Total Sales- 29 50 Total Average PricePrice- $549,841 $581,218 Average Median PricePrice- $399,987 $452,500 Median DOM- 122 147 DOM78209 in in Alamo Alamo Heights Heights ISD: ISD: 78209 Total Sales36 Total Sales- 18 Average PricePrice- $$725,822 Average 675,888 Median Price$681,997 Median Price- $595,000 DOM- 113 172 DOM78209 in in North North East EastISD: ISD: 78209 Total SalesSales- 8 8 Total Average PricePrice- $313,625 $274,837 Average Median Price$265,750 Median Price- $310,000 DOM- 129 52 DOM-

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Neighborhood News

All public parks around Bexar County, including Olmos Basin Park, were closed during Easter weekend. Photo by Edmond Ortiz

COVID-19: Alamo Heights Area Responds with Restrictions, Outreach



t’s been a springtime of historic disruptions to daily life, the result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Local governments, businesses, churches, restaurants, bars, and other venues and organizations have followed the restrictions ordered by Bexar County, the state of Texas and the federal government.

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The state ordered all Texas schools and colleges to stay closed for the remainder of the academic year. But students are continuing remote learning, and area school districts have modified their curbside free meal services for the community. While the state and federal government work to expand testing and open up parts of the economy, leaders and residents around the Alamo Heights area have reacted to the spread of this coronavirus with a mix of restraint and resilience. Alamo Heights postponed the Broadway improvement bond election the city was set to hold in May. Now, residents will wait until the November 3 general election to cast ballots on the bond issue to remake part of the Broadway corridor. The city closed its municipal facilities to the public and reduced its garbage pick-ups from twice a week to once a week. But they opted to wait to increase scheduled water and sewer rates until at least July. “While some residents feel we’ve gone too far and others may believe

we’ve not done enough, we are following guidelines imposed by the county,” Mayor Bobby Rosenthal said. “We are also focused on the health and safety of our first responders and dispatch team.” The city’s website has been promoting local restaurants that have been providing curbside or delivery service. Alamo Heights is proceeding with a semblance of regular business. The city council recently approved a one-year agreement with Pup Pup and Away, a Northwest Side dog-training business. Pup Pup and Away will replace the Alamo Heights Kennel Club as the city’s shelter for stray animals. The kennel club closed last December. Terrell Hills had closed its municipal buildings to the public and modified trash and recycling operations as well as some police and fire services. The city is delaying its mayoral election until November 3. “Our residents seem to be taking it in stride – lots of walking, bike riding, and trying to entertain their family in creative ways while staying safe at home,” Mayor Anne Ballantyne said. “Being a small community is such a blessing – except when dealing with a pandemic that can wipe out a shift in no time. We would hate for that to happen as it would severely impact our ability to provide service to our residents.” San Antonio has taken up various measures to address a drop-in revenues estimated at $100 million, including delaying some road maintenance projects and new bicycle

lanes and suspending arts funding. The city also postponed the election to renew funding for the Pre-K 4 SA program until November 3. In late April, San Antonio City Council considered a multi-million-dollar program to temporarily help residents in need with costs of daily living. “We will move heaven and earth to make sure no one in our community is left behind during this crisis,” Ron Nirenberg said at the April 16 council meeting. San Antonio and Bexar County officials, afraid that large numbers of Easter weekend celebrants would visit Brackenridge Park and other public green spaces, closed all parks over the holiday weekend. University of the Incarnate Word Parks, including community members have been the Bark Park of Alamo working with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to sew face Heights, have otherwise masks for at-risk populations. stayed open, but visitors have been required to practice social distancing and wear facial coverings. When the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District began releasing details on COVID-19 positive-test cases, some people first observed the 78209 ZIP code had the highest rates in Bexar County. “We still need more data to be able to make an overall assessment. Initially, 78209 had the highest rates due totravel-related cases,” said Michelle Vigil, Metro Health’s public relations manager. Other observers said 78209 is home to a higher number of residents with immediate access to a private physician and testing. Communities elsewhere in Bexar County have since reported higher numbers of positive-test cases.

Our residents seem to be taking it in stride – lots of walking, bike riding, and trying to entertain their family in creative ways while staying safe at home

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Social Distancing in 09

Alamo Heights Teachers, Staff and Students Find Creative Ways to Face New Challenges From Mule Meal Drive-Thru Pick-Up and Delivery provided by our Child Nutrition staff and Bus Divers, to material and technology pick-up and support, to the support of our students and community, Alamo Heights ISD students, teachers, staff and community have joined together in extraor24 MAY 2020 | 78209magazine.com

dinary ways to face the challenges presented by this global health crisis and embrace the needs of our unique community, while extending grace and showing great love! Continuous Learning launched on March 30 for our AHISD educational community. AHISD named our plan

Continuous Learning as opposed to distance or online learning because it relies on both on-and off-line resources and activities. To accommodate unique family schedules, childcare, and home support, all live lessons are recorded and posted for access at later times.

AHISD team members worked around the clock to make plans and the best possible decisions around this situation. Our teachers committed to going above and beyond to meet the needs of our students during a time of challenge, reaching out to over 4300 students in one day to share words of encouragement and to ask how the district could provide support. Teach-

ers have created engaging online lessons, are taking risks, learning new tools, and committing themselves to innovative practices- all for the benefit of our students. Our counselors are offering counseling services daily, our custodial staff is taking care of our buildings, our cafeteria staff is available to serve curbside meals to families in need, and our bus

drivers are making deliveries of meals in our neighborhoods. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dana Bashara, shared, “Although there is no replacement for the quality learning experiences our students receive in our classrooms, our plan is keeping our teachers teaching and our students learning during this time of distance. 78209magazine.com | MAY 2020 25

Social Distancing in 09

Keeping Your Mind Healthy in These Extraordinary Times BY VANESSA C. CANTU, PH.D., LPC

s a crisis intervention counselor, I am often asked what is the best way to cope with difficult and challenging situations. But never could I have imagined that people would be asking how to deal with a worldwide pandemic. There is no perfect answer, but there are a variety of ways to help you maintain your mental health and remain upbeat during this pandemic.

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Every day I take crisis calls, and lately, as you can imagine, I’ve been speaking with an extraordinary amount of people that are extremely anxious due to COVID-19. Many have called me from the confines of their homes while they are sheltered in place. Although they understand why the government has ordered this measure, they still often speak about their loneliness, and their fears as they cannot predict what will happen next. Others face tremendous stress as they have suddenly become unemployed and have no idea how they will pay next month’s bills. This is not an easy time for anyone. My hope is that the tips provided will help you face this unprecedented time the best possible way that you can. • It’s all about your frame of mind. Many people come to see me because they need help reframing their way of thinking. I often tell them that it doesn’t matter what the situation is. What matters is the way we think about it. We choose to look at it in a negative or positive light. People who are anxious or depressed often succumb to thinking negatively which leads to negative feelings and behaviors. What could possibly be positive about this pandemic you might ask? Again, it’s not the situation, it’s how you think about it. Very recently I spoke with a woman who stated that her entire family was going to die because of the Coronavirus. I asked her, “What’s the evidence for that?” I then proceeded to ask if her family was ill as I did not understand how she could come to that conclusion. This kind of thinking is called catastrophizing (thinking the worst-case scenario). We eventually worked through her anxiety as she realized that she was allowing her fears to overpower her. • Focus on what you can control. A lot of anxiety stems from not feeling in control. We cannot control that Coronavirus has invaded our daily lives, and put us in harm’s way, but we can definitely control how we handle it individually. Take those precautionary measures like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, coughing into a tissue or the inside of your elbow, and social distancing. Following those simple acts recommended by the health experts can help us feel empowered, and are not only helping us stay healthy, but also those around us. • Limit the amount of information that you watch or read. It is very easy to get sucked into watching the news via television or reading what others say through social networking sites. While it’s important to keep current on

what’s happening in the world and your community, just remember that information overload can be unhealthy too. Seeing those numbers rise as people get sick or die can be frightening. So, keep it to a minimum. • Reach out to your social support network (family, friends, co-workers). Communication is key. It is so easy to isolate ourselves. Just because we’ve been asked to practice social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t reach out to your loved ones. Call them or visit with them via an online platform. Many people are gathering via Zoom and Skype for special occasions like birthdays. • Make sure your basic needs are met. People often forget how important getting adequate sleep, eating properly, and exercising is. All three can boost your mood – which is imperative during this time. Walking for at least 30 minutes in your neighborhood will give you a burst of energy and will do wonders for your mental health. There are also apps, some free, that can be used to help improve sleep and mindfulness. Some better-known ones include Calm and Headspace. Additionally, The Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line for Texans who are experiencing emotional difficulties due to the pandemic. The toll-free number is 833-986-1919. • Take advantage of this precious time that has been bestowed on us. One of my colleagues said that if someone had told her years ago that in 2020 we would be directed to work from home, and stay indoors as much as possible because of a worldwide pandemic, she would never have believed it. But here we are, and this is indeed the case. We can choose to crumble in fear or use this time as wisely as possible. I chose the latter. Before the pandemic, I complained that I hardly had time to spend with my toddler as I was working many hours, day and night, but now that I’m working from home, and her school is closed, we have ample time to run around our home, be silly, and just cuddle while we coo, “I love you,” to each other. While I’ll be grateful to return to work as that will be an indicator that life is beginning to be “normal” again, I have to admit that I’ll be a little bit sad to say goodbye to those days that I had constant contact with my daughter. So, years from now when I remember “that time when we all stayed in to stay healthy,” I’ll also remember it as the time I got to spend extra time with my family rather than a time when there was great sadness around the world. Perspective; it’s a powerful thing.

While it’s important to keep current on what’s happening in the world and your community, just remember that information overload can be unhealthy too.

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Jimmie and Melissa: A Love Story BY RON AARON EISENBERG


his is a story about love and what we all can learn about commitment, compassion, and more. About caregiving and embracing a spouse as she struggles with dementia. About remembering and always celebrating the good times, while managing the down times with grace, without complaint. It’s a love so strong that even the new rules of the COVID-19 pandemic can’t keep them apart.

It’s a story about our neighbor, Jimmie Thurmond and his wife, Melissa. As Jimmie tells it, “In August of 1956, I’m in Houston on business, sitting at the same table as Tommy Hogan, a longtime friend. During our conversation, he wrote a name and a telephone number on a cocktail napkin - Mitzi Strock Emerson 1-4961. He handed me the napkin and said ‘call her.’” He stuffed the napkin into a pocket in his sports coat and promptly forgot about it. “A month later, I was in Dallas, and I found that napkin in my sports coat.” “It was September 21, 1956. I called the number and we talked for what seemed like forever. I invited her to join me for the Notre Dame/SMU Football game that night. She said yes.” “On the night of September 21, I knocked on her door. We’d never met. This very beautiful woman opened the door and I remember thinking, I was not in the market for a wife. I was about to go into the Air Force. We went out several times after that first date. Each time I began to see something beyond the incredible beauty. I began to see who she really was. Smart, funny, talented, and creative.”

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As Jimmie recalls, “Strock was a runway model, a bluebonnet girl at the University of Texas. One of the most beautiful girls in the entire state of Texas. She modeled regularly at Neiman Marcus.” “On October 12, 1956 we went to the Texas/ Oklahoma football game. I came to the realization that if I had her, that would be all I would ever need. And it worked out that way. She was 21, I was 22.” “I noticed something in her eyes that night, something I had not seen before – there were ‘stars.’ Her hazel eyes shimmered in the moonlight. I knew I had found the wife I was not even looking for.” He planned to ask for her hand on October 18, when they were to meet for cocktails. But she beat him to it. “Melissa turned to me just seconds after we sat down, and told me, ‘Where I was, she wanted to be.’” “I was stunned. Speechless. We sat there holding hands. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. I was so stunned, in fact, I forgot to ask the traditional question, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ But that was redundant by then.” Jimmie bought an engagement ring. “Melissa came to San Antonio on October 25, to meet my

parents. That’s when I gave her the ring. It was not the Hope Diamond, but to her it was, because I had given it to her.” They were married on Jan 12, 1957 in Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus in Dallas. They went on to have three children. “It’s been a fantastic journey,” he says. Melissa moved with him into Officer’s housing at Lackland Air Force Base where Jimmie attended flight training school before moving on into Supply, at Shaw Air Force Base in North Carolina. In 1959, he came home to San Antonio, to join the family business, Pak-Mor Manufacturing. We designed, manufactured and marketed refuse collection machines -- detachable containers for garbage collection. “Melissa filled our home with art and music and love.” She filled their home with paintings and books, and music. She would play classical and pop and old standards on the piano that sits to this day in their living room. The sheet music still sits on the piano, as if waiting for Melissa. “She taught me to love the theater. To love the symphony. To appreciate art of all kinds,” he says. “I still go to the theater and to the symphony, really to honor Melissa.” He always purchases tickets for two adjoining seats for every performance he attends. One seat for him. The other seat sits empty, for Melissa. He began noticing changes in late 2004 into 2005. “Melissa began to be repetitive in what she asked and what she said. By their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007 her condition deteriorated even more. “She was my life. She was my everything.” About 8 years ago I realized she did not know who I was. We’d regularly attended our grandchildren’s sporting events even though she could not recognize who they were. When Melissa began wandering, literally running away from RightAtHomeJanuary2020.qxp_Layout 1 12/17/19 4:33 PM Page 1 their home, he realized he could no longer care for her on his

own in their home. Research led him to a local memory care unit and then on to another where Melissa currently resides. He visited her twice a day, every day, until the COVID-19 pandemic slammed into San Antonio. The facility ordered a lock down. It prohibited family and others from visiting their loved ones, admitting only “essential” personnel. With tears in his eyes he told me they were forcing him and other spouses and caregivers to “view” their loved ones through a big window. “That simply wouldn’t work for Melissa,” he said. “First of all, she is not comfortable in crowds. Second, she doesn’t recognize me, doesn’t know me anymore.” Although he is not a lawyer, he very lawyer-like analyzed the letter that the facility’s management sent to each resident’s caregiver/spouse. “They said only essential people could come in to the facility.” He was insulted. Angry. Hurt. He went to talk to the administrator and told him that he was essential to her well-being. He was prepared to sue them if they refused to allow him into the building. Rather than go to war, the facility agreed to allow him to visit Melissa once a day, every day, from 4pm to 7pm. And that’s what he does. He wears a mask and washes his hands frequently. He’s not happy about it, but will do whatever it takes to see his bride. On rare occasions Melissa would have moments of clarity, Jimmie told me. His eyes tear up as he recalls the last time that happened. “She looked me right in my eyes and said, ‘I lost my brain, can you help me find it?’” Jimmie, would give all he has in the world, to do just that. Meanwhile, he walks with her in the hallways, fixes her hair, touches up her make-up, joins her for dinner, and holds her hand for three hours a day. Every day.

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Alamo Heights ISD welcomes Cory Smith as the new Principal of Alamo Heights High School. Smith is currently serving as Principal at Ramblewood Middle School in Broward County Public Schools. Smith is focused on igniting student passion for lifelong learning through rigorous classroom instruction supported by appropriate and innovative technologies, and community outreach, with the goal of creating civic-minded citizens with global perspectives. She works collaboratively with teachers and staff to provide structured, high-quality instruction for all students and sets a climate of high expectations as a foundation for success.

School Facilities Closed As per the executive order of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Alamo Heights ISD will close our facilities for the remainder of the school year to ensure the health, wellness and safety of our students, staff and families. We will continue to support student learning these final weeks utilizing our AHISD Continuous Learning Plan. We will continue to connect with our students daily making sure they know that they are missed and loved, and we will continue to seek innovative ways to engage them during this time of distance learning. Our Mule Meal Drive-Thru and delivery services will continue on Tuesdays, and we will continue to support students with devices and materials as needed. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dana 30 MAY 2020 | 78209magazine.com

Bashara, shared “I know that like me, you have witnessed the extraordinary efforts of our staff these past four weeks of closure, and I hope that brings comfort and assurance as we look to finishing out the final weeks this way.” As the district moves forward in planning for end of the year events like Senior Graduation, and even Summer School services, we will rely on the guidance of the Texas Education Agency and state and local officials to ensure the health and wellness of our students and staff. Updates on any new developments will be communicated through email, on our website, and through our AHISD social media channels. “Although this is not the end of the year that we had hoped for, I’m con-

fident that through the talent of our staff, and the thoughtfulness of our plan, our district is meeting the needs of our students in a most responsive way,” said Bashara. “I encourage you to stay connected and support your child in staying connected as well. Communication and connection are essential to all of us during this time of distancing- our AHISD faculty and staff are all available to support our students and families.”

STEM Education Excellence Recognized: Colin Lang Honored for Building Future of Aviation Colin Lang, the Systems Go Aerospace Studies program teacher, mentor, and coach at Alamo Heights High School is one of only two recipients of The Dee Howard Foundation STEM Education Excellence Award (SEEA) for 2020. The Dee Howard Foundation created The Dee Howard Foundation STEM Education Excellence Award (SEEA) to recognize Pre-K thru 12 STEM teachers and administrators and to help incorporate aviation and aerospace subject matter in STEM programs primality focused on underserved students in the San Antonio Area. The Dee Howard Foundation was founded to build on the legacy of legendary aviation pioneer and entrepreneur Dee Howard by preserving the rich history of aviation in San Antonio of which Dee was a part, and to build and expand on that history for current and future generations. The Dee Howard Foundation Pre-K thru 12 Aeronautical STEM Initiative currently has programs in fourteen schools in six school districts in the San Antonio area and plans to expand its programming in the 2020/2021 academic year. 78209magazine.com | MAY 2020 31

Saint Mary’s Hall Thrives with Distance Learning Program Saint Mary’s Hall (SMH) is known throughout the San Antonio community for its robust curriculum and extensive fine arts, athletics, and character education programs. Now they can also add a thriving and successful distance learning program to their resume, once more showing how the school offers the best independent school education in the city. In this difficult time of school campus closures due to COVID-19, SMH introduced their Distance Learning Plan in March to promote continued learning and important connection. All three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) have implemented virtual education for all students coupled with continued learning in fine arts, athletics, and health and wellness components. SMH is fulfilling their school’s mission by offering a dynamic online curriculum that melds classroom learning and technology. Here’s what the school is doing virtually to fulfill its commitment to educating its students: • SMH classes have moved from on

campus to Zoom (the leader in modern video communications), Skype, and/or Microsoft Team. • Students leverage preexisting technology methods such OneDrive, Google Drive, school email, and the My SMH Backpack (with virtual classrooms, grading, and assignments). • Faculty are focusing on important concepts and skills for students, giving them plenty of time to complete work, ask questions, and receive help. With students going to class every day, it is almost like being in school. Almost. Students still follow a daily schedule, and are able to participate in non-traditional classes like the arts, physical education, wellness, and Chapel. o All fine arts classes, including private lessons and all dance classes, are taught online during their regularly scheduled periods. o PE teachers send weekly physical education activities to teachers to apply to their online instructions, and

head coaches create daily workouts for their team members and email the team those workouts. o To help students enhance their spiritual and mental wellness, the school’s Chaplain shares a video reflection weekly, and the director of wellness sends a communication with informative, helpful wellness resources to families weekly. • Their dedicated college counselors continue to work daily with seniors to meet their college deadlines, submit documentation, and select the college that best fits them. Saint Mary’s Hall is always finding ways to meld traditional learning with technology in order to accomplish its mission to Prepare Students for Success in College and Fulfillment in Life. The school has pledged to exercise extreme flexibility and compassion while providing a quality education through distance learning and beyond.

We May be Apart, But We’re Still Together at The Circle School

Two of our kindergarten students were recently treated to a socially distanced birthday celebration with a car parade!

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Even with necessary campus closures, The Circle School is still proud to be a strong, supportive community of learning. Our school was able to quickly engage with students and families in a distance format. Teachers connect with students daily. They film stories and lessons, have Zoom class times, and adapt classroom projects for home learning. Our families continue to connect and support each other from a distance as well. Every Friday morning, our entire community comes together for a virtual Morning Circle to listen to a story and song, share announcements, and just see each other’s faces.

Capturing the Moments at AHISD

Here is a peek into the ways our district embraced the new normal.

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Glorifying God and sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ, we build a community of hope and wholeness through worship, education, service and fellowship. Seth Hudson, a student in Mrs. Johnson’s class at Howard, reads to his younger brother as part of his Continuous Learning reading assignment. Photo courtesy of Nicole Hudson.

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Looking Ahead WE ARE GETTING READY We are now taking registrations for the 2020-2021 Pre-K Head Start program for children who will be 4 on or before September 1, 2020. Contact Veronica Ochoa or Kimberly Romines at Howard ECC by email for information at vochoa@ahisd.net or kromines@ahisd.net. YA’LL READY? Kickoff is coming! This year, when the Mules open their season they will play their home varsity football games just down Broadway, at the University of Incarnate Word (UIW), with all sub-varsity games played at Harry B. Orem Stadium, with seating available on the visitor’s side. Let’s Go Heights!

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Quarantine Hair...I do CARE!!! Let’s face it, we are all tired of this quarantine. Many of people are clamoring to get back into their regular routines and back to see their Hair Stylists. But there are some things that you can do on your own to manage.

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78209 MAGAZINE: What about quarantine has been hard? Bess Zowarka: Our “new normal” has been beyond difficult. However, I have just looked at it as a “hard reset.” I look forward to seeing my friends, my clients & my cohorts, which happen to be one in the same.

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their phone. We just have a conversation!” Bella and Bonnie are a volunteer team with Pups n' Planes, where “comfort” dogs and their owners offer distressed travelers a little sugar. “People are waiting, their flight has been canceled, or they may have a four-hour wait, and they are upset.” “One time, two little girls stopped to pet the dog, and I looked up, and the mother was crying. Her husband was being deployed. I spent probably a half-hour with them, and the dad thanked me so many times because it got them thinking about other things,” Bonnie says. Airport staffers implemented the idea after learning how well it worked at the Los Angeles International Airport. Pups n' Planes has been reducing blood pressure and turning frowns upside down for six years. “In the car, she knows that we are almost at the airport. She gets so excited! Her job is to make people smile. She does that job.” And if you saw Bella, you would smile, too. The girl team also spends time at the airport USO, softening the loneliness and longing of our troops, so familiar to military life. While Bella offers kisses, Canine Explosive Detection Supervisor Sgt. Andres Lopez, and his police dog Keyno, provide safety and security. “We are there to make sure that the traveling public is safe, the dog makes that any threats associated with aviation there aren’t real threats,” says the airport K9 police officer. Lopez and Keyno “nose around," sniffing out threats that could come from a parked car, a suitcase, or a person. “Dogs are about as mobile as you can get,” says Lopez. He means the nose is mobile.

Bella is a volunteer with Pups n' Planes, the airport greeting committee. She wears her little pink coat, cheering up tired travelers at the San Antonio International Airport.

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The San Antonio International Airport is HUGE! BY BERIT MASON It recently broke a record, flying some 15,000 people A DAY, forSome a totalmay of 10.36 millionthat passengers in your 2019. remember look from mother, the Passengers most certainly frequent the airport, but pups do too. one you got while lounging in front of the T.V. set when you Meet Bella. were supposed to be looking for a summer job. Bella is a petite dog with light, wavy hair, offering everyone During the COVID-19 lockdown, some ‘09ers have been she meets the sweetest smile. Several hours a week, Bella and getting that look, from The Cat. owner Bonnie Gioiello roam the airport, searching out the tired, the weary, and the bored. You’ve meme! “If theyseen look the up and smile, they are a dog lover. If they don't,

“What the heck are you doing home? Why aren’t you at WORK?” demands some miffed-off feline.

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Those working from home have been intruding on her “me time,” which with cats is all darn day. There have been two sides, to the COVID-19 self-isolation orders: 1) Worry about the economic picture, while slowing the spread of the disease, staying in. 2) But being home, which meant time with family, furry family members, too. During this terrible pandemic, self-isolation has offered the thinnest of silver linings. Airport therapy dogs help soothe people who may be upset because of a We have spent less anddelayed saved or more. We have long wait, cancelled flight. been granted the luxury of life in the slow lane, with time to lavish on ourselves and our pets.

You know what I have seen a lot of? People are exercising, huffing and puffing or strolling, up and down our leafy streets, happy pups in tow. Have dogs been getting their walkies in, or what? “Oz has enjoyed having plenty of people home, to take him for walks,” says ‘09 attorney Ryan Anderson of the family pup. Anderson says four people have been homebound, at his house. But”… the change in Oz’s routine is a little ‘ruff’ on him. He can tell, life is not normal right now.”

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You bet, because pets like a schedule! Breakfast at 8 a.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. Late morning walks about 10 a.m. An evening stroll at 9 p.m. Even some local feral cats have been complaining about the interruptions in “service.” “We have five long-time fixed feral cats, in residence,” says Annabell Ames of the Hanley Wood gift shop. “Ingrid always fed them.” Ingrid is a store employee, who has been temporarily at home. “Her feline family really misses her.” Social distancing? What social distancing? “They come right up for their meals,” says Mrs. Ames. “Roosevelt has been here 16 years and has started sitting in my lap. It’s good for both of us,” says Mrs. Ames. That is true because spending time with animals lowers blood pressure, which helps your heart. Two other pooches who have been dealing with an upset schedule are Mecca and Boerne. “Greeters” at The Jewelry Store, these rescues have been complaining about things being too quiet. They’ve missed the revolving door of customers, and the store employees. They’ve been curled up in office chairs, awaiting their return, with only the postman coming ‘round. As the news people deliver reports, from home, we’re left to giggle as their bedraggled family member wanders in and out of the shot. And then there was the T.V. reporter, whose cat decided, at that moment, to lift his leg, and clean his bottom. That darn cat! It’s been a rough time, no doubt. But before you know it, life will return to normal. We will be back in full force at the office, and at school, with precious weekends spent running errands. And, after the pandemic subsides, we will be left to wonder: Where in the heck, did the time go?

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Clear and solid stadium compliant bags for every team, university, or sorority are available in many colorful combinations at SCORE! Game Day Bag and Accessories of San Antonio

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Church Directory

With all that is going on in our world right now and with so much uncertainty, this is a time when we have so many questions. Faith plays a huge role in many people’s lives and church closures give us more reason to be anxious. Unfortunately, all of our local churches do not have the same technology. But here are the ones in and around 78209 that will be livestreaming or prerecording their Sunday sermons on their websites through their YOUTUBE channels or Facebook pages. Alamo Heights Baptist Church alamoheightsbaptist.church

Northrock Church Alamo Heights northrocksa.com/watch-live

Alamo Heights Christian Church alamoheightscc.org

Pearl Street Church pearlstreet.church

Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church alamoheightspres.com

St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church stanthonydepadua.org

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church ahumc.org/live Christ Episcopal Church cecsa.org Christ Lutheran Church clcah.org

St. David’s Episcopal Church & School saintdavids.net St. Luke’s Episcopal Church slecsa.org St. Pius X Catholic Church stpiusxsa.org

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church mtcsa.org/worship

Trinity Baptist Church trinitybaptist.org livestream.com/tbcsanantonio

Northwood Presbyterian Church npcsa.org

Unity Church unityofsa.org

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ocal restaurants are doing everything they can to continue to provide food for their patrons including curbside takeout, delivery services and even cook at home retail food sales. Here is a list of restaurants in and around 78209 that are still serving through these services. We’re all in this together. Let’s support local, especially during these tough times.

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make your salad count 410 Diner 410diner.com 210-822-6246

Chela’s Tacos chelas-tacos.com 210-535-7340

Barbaro barbarosanantonio.com 210-320-2261

Cookhouse Cookhouserestaurant.com 210-320-8211

Barbeque Station barbecuestation.com 210-824-9191

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Beto’s betosaltmex.com 210-930-9393

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Police Blotter

AHPD CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-2164 FAX (210) 822-7111

DWI, NARCOTICS VIOLATION Driver stopped for reckless driving was found to be under the influence of alcohol and impaired; a pre-impoundment inventory of the vehicle discovered cocaine 4/19/20

Alamo Heights Blvd/Jones Maltsberger THEFT, SHOPLIFTING Male subject grabbed a display of energy drinks and lighters from a counter and fled in a waiting vehicle 4/18/20

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THEFT, SHOPLIFTING Officers responded to a report of a shoplifter who had stolen laundry detergent officers located the suspect nearby and recovered the stolen property 4/15/20 4600 blk Broadway THEFT Bicycle stolen from the back yard of a residence 4/14/20 600 blk Ogden CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Vehicle intentionally damaged during overnight hours 4/13/20 100 blk Barilla

TERRORISTIC THREAT Store manager’s life was threatened by an ex-employee 4/6/20 4800 blk Broadway WANTED PERSON Male subject reported looking into parked cars was detained by officers; investigation discovered the subject had an active arrest warrant issued by Bexar County 4/6/20 4800 blk Broadway AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/DEADLY WEAPON, FAMILY VIOLENCE A male victim received non-life-threatening wounds from his spouse who attacked him with a knife during an argument 4/2/20 300 blk Cardinal THEFT, MOTOR VEHICLE Male acquaintance took a vehicle without permission of the owner and refused to return the vehicle when requested by the owner; vehicle was impounded but was claimed by another person without knowledge of the owner; vehicle was recovered by AHPD officers in San Antonio 4/01/20 100 blk Arcadia

THEFT Motor vehicle parts were stolen from the bed of a pick-up truck during overnight hours; two other vehicles rummaged through, nothing stolen 4/11/20 100 blk Mary Dr. FORGERY Officers responded to the drive-thru lane of a bank for a report of a person attempting to cash a stolen check; arriving officers detained four subjects for further investigation; three were eventually booked into jail 4/10/20 5700 blk Broadway ALCOHOL VIOLATION Officers responding to a report of underage drinking made contact with five underage minors who were consuming alcohol; citations were issued and minors were released to parents 4/10/20 300 blk Montclair

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